Turkish PM Erdoğan set for Bishkek, Ulan Bator
BISHKEK - Anatolia News Agency
PM Erdoğan waves to Justice and Development Party (AKP) members in the Parliament. The prime minister will pass to Mongolia tomorrow. DAILY NEWS photo / Selahattin SÖNMEZPrime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan departed yesterday for a two-day visit to Kyrgyzstan. He will then continue to Mongolia for an official visit. He will hold talks with President Almazbek Atambaev and his Kyrgyz counterpart Zhantoro Satybaldiyev.
Satybaldiyev told Anatolia news agency he was hopeful about Erdoğan’s visit and said it would help strengthen and develop the relations between Turkey and Kyrgyzstan. Turkey is a strategic partner of Kyrgyzstan in foreign policy, he added. The second meeting of the Turkey-Kyrgyzstan High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council will be held today in Bishkek. Satybaldiyev said the council was a sign that relations between the two countries were at the highest level.
Satybaldiyev said he was also hopeful about the Turkish-Kyrgyz Business Forum meeting. Erdoğan’s last visit to Kyrgyzstan was on February 2011.
Erdoğan is expected to arrive in Ulan Bator tomorrow as he will hold talks with the president and the prime minister.